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|Title:||Symptoms and signs with scar rupture - Value of uterine activity measurements|
|Authors:||Arulkumaran, S. |
|Citation:||Arulkumaran, S., Chua, S., Ratnam, S.S. (1992). Symptoms and signs with scar rupture - Value of uterine activity measurements. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 32 (3) : 208-212. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||To evaluate the symptoms and signs of scar rupture with special reference to intrauterine pressure measurement a retrospective analysis of labour records of those women who had trial of labour with a previous Caesarean scar in the National University Hospital over a period of 6 years (1985-1990) was carried out. Known symptoms and signs associated with scar rupture, cardiotocographic tracings and fetal and maternal outcome in these patients were studied. Of the 1,018 women with previous Caesarean scar (4.2% of our pregnant population at term) 722 (70.9%) had trial of labour; 70% delivered vaginally. There were 4 (0.55%) incomplete and 5 (0.69%) complete scar ruptures. All 9 women had an oxytocin infusion; 3 were diagnosed postdelivery (all 3 had complete ruptures); 3 of the 6 who had rupture prior to delivery had sudden reduction in uterine activity, 1 had scar pain and prolonged bradycardia and 2 had no symptoms or signs. Continuous cardiotocography with intrauterine pressure measurements may help to identify scar rupture early and may be of value especially in those who have an oxytocin infusion.|
|Source Title:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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